All items tagged with "tripods"

Lollipod iPhone Camera Stand Is So Light And Useful You’ll Want To Take It Everywhere [Review]

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Lollipod by Lollipod
Category: Tripods
Works With:iPhone, cameras
Price: $50

The Lollipod is a lightweight lighting stand masquerading as a camera and iPhone tripod. And this is – in almost every way – a good thing. A light stand isn’t nearly as sturdy as a camera tripod, but it is a lot lighter, a lot more likely to be in your bag when you need it, and is roughly 1,000% better than no tripod at all, aka a sharp rock propping up your delicate iPhone.

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Joby’s iPhone-Friendly MPod Is As Cute As It Is Clever

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Ever tried to snap a self portrait with your iPhone? And I mean a proper self-timer self portrait, not an arm-out-the-side-of-the-frame selfie. It’s almost impossible. First, you have to deal with the lack of a self timer on the iPhone. And second, you have to find somewhere to balance it.

What you need is Joby’s new MPod mini.

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The Quadrapod May Be The GorillaPod’s More Evolved Ancestor

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The Keizus Quadrapod device mount looks remarkably like a human form without a head; it’s also similar in form and function to the Joby GorillaPod, leading to inevitable forthcoming comparisons between ape and man whenever the Quadrapod is mentioned.

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Manfrotto Pixi iPhone Tripod Has ‘Minimal Italian Style’

Manfrotto Pixi iPhone Tripod Has ‘Minimal Italian Style’

Manfrotto’s new Pixi tripod is built to supports hefty compact cameras, but will be equally at home when shoved under your iPhone (via a case with a tripod screw mount, of course). In fact, it’s almost perfect for iPhoeography as it doubles as a handgrip letting you shoot much steadier video than you could with the iPhone only.

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Manfrotto Enters iPhone Camera Fray With Klyp Lighting Case

Manfrotto Enters iPhone Camera Fray With Klyp Lighting Case

Tripod and lighting supremo Manfrotto — the Italian company whose name seems to combine the words “man” and “frottage” — is finally getting in on the iPhonegraphy game. And its Klyp looks to be every bit as sturdy and well thought out as the rest of its products.

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Picosteady, A ‘Steady-Cam’ For Your iPhone

The iPhone already has built-in image stabilization (which is why the frame zooms in annoyingly close whenever you shoot video), but who could argue with this tiny, cute steady-cam-a-like for smartphones? It works on a very simple principle, hanging a counterweight below the camera to stop things shaking. Despite this simplicity, though, the kit will cost you a surprising $180.

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Best Camera And Photo Accessories [Best Of]

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Photo accessories for iPhones and regular cameras.

Best Of Photo Accessories [Best Of]

We have noticed a big crossover between Apple users and camera geeks. And while the iPhone’s own camera continues to get better and better, your old SLR still has some life in it yet. And whatever you shoot with, there are accessories that can perk up your interest or let you catch an otherwise-impossible shot. These are the best of them.

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Twig, An iPhone Cable That Doubles As A Tripod

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Twig is your handy bendy iPhone cable.

I test a lot of gadgets, and so I inevitably have stacks of USB cables left over. I’m pretty sure that a geek like you also has more than his or her fair share of wires. But I’ll be that none of them is as handy as the Twig, a bendable, pose-able iPhone cable that doubles as a tripod.

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Joby’s Gorillapod, Now In Four Hideous 1980s-Inspired Colors

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Joby’s can-do, go-everywhere flexible Gorillapod now comes in a range of hot, hot hues to match your camera. As long as your camera is lime green, fuchsia, sky blue or charcoal in color, that is.

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Shot-Steadying SlingShot Camera Stand For iPhone

Shot-Steadying SlingShot Camera Stand For iPhone

Peeoooyngg! The one thing the SlingShot won't do is catapult your iPhone across the room

UPDATE: This post incorrectly stated that the SlingShot’s inventor, Charles Waugh, was also responsible for the AirClip iPhone grip. He is not.

It seems that there’s an almost infinite number of ways to stabilize your iPhone while taking photos and video, but possibly the most absurd – and at the same time extrmely practical – method so far is to drop it into this catapult-shaped tripod/slingshot.

I chuckled when I first saw it. And then I thought, “that’s actually pretty damn clever.”

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